The Rhodes Trust builds a better world through global fellowship programmes that develop and connect compassionate, innovative, and public-spirited people committed to solving humanity’s challenges. We have almost 90 staff working at Rhodes House in Oxford, and we have a strong international reach with a number of additional overseas staff and many volunteers involved in roles such as selection, alumni relations and class leaders.
Director of Communications (Maternity Cover)
Effective, values-based communication is crucially important to our mission and strategy so we are looking for a highly experienced senior Communications professional to maintain the quality and range of the Trust’s communication strategies while the current Director is on maternity leave.
This is not a care-taker role because you will be actively involved in helping us to measure the impact of the Trust’s work, play an integral role on our Legacy, Equity and Inclusion journey and support the engagement activities for our Big Build project committing £36m to expand Rhodes House as well as the Trust-wide implementation of a digital platform and CRM system (Salesforce).
At the Rhodes Trust we never stand still, so you will also be responsible for managing, mentoring, and supporting a team of three staff members at Rhodes House; overseeing a large portfolio of marketing collateral; proactively monitoring and shaping news stories; and working closely with communication colleagues based with our strategic partners.
You will have a strong track record of success in directing an organisation’s internal and external communications - including press and digital media - in an international context. You will have an affinity with our brand, excellent organisational and project management skills, and possess a positive and professional manner.
To apply, please click 'Apply via website' to be redirected to the full job description and send us your curriculum vitae (no longer than three pages) plus cover letter (no longer than two pages).
The closing date for applications is Friday 30 April 2021 at 12:00 (BST) and we anticipate interviews will be held on 13 and 14 May.
In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, initial interviews and subsequent on-boarding are likely to take place virtually by Zoom.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.